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Wednesday Evening Falcon Watch – 10/29/14

By Rochester Falcon Watcher Carol P.

5:45 – 6:30 pm

It was much colder tonight than it was yesterday when we broke a record high temp with a 78 degree day.  Temps were in the 50’s (F) with dark clouds and a bit of light rain on and off.  My week day evening watches are getting shorter I’m afraid.

My route into downtown Rochester usually takes me by the Kodak Tower first.  I parked near Frontier Stadium and checked out the south and west side of the tall building.  There was a falcon on the west side of the launch pad and it looked like it had food. It took off and and flew around to the north side.  I could hear loud ee-chups and the falcon reappeared, landing on the southeast corner of the launch pad, then moving out of view.

Dot.ca on Kodak Office 10-29-14*





I headed over to the northeast side of the Kodak Tower where I was able to see the falcon on the northeast corner of the launch pad.  I do believe this was Dot.ca, due to the smaller size and very white chest.  While I was watching Dot.ca, Joyce and Brian reported that they had a falcon up inside the OCSR elevator shaft.  Probably Beauty.  Due to his behavior and vocalization, I really thought she might have been somewhere on the Kodak Tower.  Was there something else that had his attention?  I checked all sides of the Kodak Tower, but did not find anything in the low light.  Dot.ca remained on this corner looking north until 6:20 pm, when he took off and headed south towards downtown.  It was dark by then.  There were no further vocalizations after what I heard when I first arrived.

I’ll leave you with a few pics of the Kodak Tower and Dot.ca.  Goodnight all!

Dot.ca on Kodak Office NE Corner of Launch Pad 10-29-14North and East Side of Kodak Tower -10-29-14*





Dot.ca on Kodak Office 10-29-14Dot.ca on Kodak Office 10-29-14

2 Responses to “Wednesday Evening Falcon Watch – 10/29/14”

  1. Patricia Rose Says:

    Love the dusk pics, Carol! Too bad our nice weather didn’t last a little longer!

  2. Carol Says:

    Thanks very much Patricia. I love the city at night, especially the river. It’s very beautiful there.

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